With 50% of the workforce expected to be working remotely by 2020, it’s more important than ever to ensure you have everything in place to maintain a high-level standard of work while out of the office. What’s more, with more companies exporting good and services abroad than ever before and staff being asked to go on work trips, it’s vital to have all the necessary tech essentials in place.
So, what do you need?
Laptop or tablet
It goes without saying, but if you want to remain productive and connected to the office a shared hotel computer or internet café just isn’t going to cut it! A laptop or tablet is essential. What’s more, you can use your mobile data to connect to the internet no matter where you are, whether its at the airport, coffee shop or your hotel room.
Phone and camera
It’s another obvious one but having phone with a good camera or a phone with a separate camera is essential. Not only does it allow you to stay connected, but you can document your travels and engage with people back in the office through social media too.
It’s alright having all these technologically advanced items at your disposal, but have you thought about how you’ll keep everything charged up? The last thing you want is for your battery to go flat just as your about to close that sale or when you have a client call scheduled. That’s why it’s important to not just keep your power cables with you, but to also keep a fully charged power bank with you as back up – for when there’s no plug sockets available. You could even get a company branded one, like these from USBMakers.com >
If you’re out and about, you’ll need internet access, but public wi-fi isn’t always safe. That’s why we recommend using the Secure VPN app to ensure you’re hidden, and all your information is encrypted.
It’s been reported that over 20 million USBs are lost or stolen each year! This could be seen as a data breach and if sensitive information has been leaked it may leave your company or employer open to heft fines. To stay protected, use encrypted USBs for storing, transferring and transporting data.
There are various other hardware items and apps that you can use while on your work trip, including GSuite and Slack to collaborate and remain up to date with projects, along with various translation and transport apps. If you have the essentials in place you can remain productive no matter where you go.